Breastfeeding Support Across the UK This May - The Big Breastfeeding Café is Back!

Now in its fourth year, The Big Breastfeeding Café is set to be bigger than ever before, engaging thousands of mums nationwide. At Medela, we’re passionate about supporting all parents and understand that a vital part of that is an creating an essential breastfeeding support network. This May, we hope to bring parents together to share their feeding experiences, the challenges and those amazing moments to learn, reassure and encourage each other.

Breastfeeding Cafe logo 2019

Pop Wednesday 1st May in your diary and join us for this year’s Big Breastfeeding Café!

This May, we hope to bring together parents across the UK to demonstrate the vital breastfeeding support they can provide each other by simply sharing their experiences, challenges and advice.

Now in its fourth year, The Big Breastfeeding Cafe, which has garnered national exposure, celebrity support and engaged thousands of mums, encourages parents to host their very own Breastfeeding Cafes in the comfort of home, a local coffee shop or even a nearby hall! Mums and dads are encouraged to celebrate and chat all things breastfeeding, share their own breastfeeding stories experiences and support each other over a cuppa and a slice of cake this Wednesday 1st May.

Medela UK’s Education Manager and in-house Lactation Consultant, Sioned Hilton commented:

“The Big Breastfeeding Café is now an annual campaign we look forward to each year. It is always so special to see parents supporting each other. The age-old phrase of ‘mum knows best’ rings true, and first-hand, personal advice from mums who have been through breastfeeding themselves is invaluable.

No aspect of parenting is plain sailing and breastfeeding is no exception. It can be challenging but the rewards certainly outweigh the difficulties. The Big Breastfeeding Café continues to be a fantastic way to not only engage local communities, but demonstrate the importance of mum to mum support across the UK.”

The Big Breastfeeding Cafe 2018 saw over 60 mums host their own Breastfeeding Cafes across the UK, from Wales through to Grantham, Northern Ireland, Cambridge and Devon. Where will the most cafes be held this year?!

Parents taking part in The Big Breastfeeding Café 2019 will receive a complete package of everything they need to host a Breastfeeding Café, including expert advice from Medela’s in-house Lactation Consultant, posters, invitations, surprise treats and some all-important tea and biscuits! To sign up, parents simply need to pop an email to